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The Contagion has spread

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. Today, my son has taken his first step into the world of Harry Potter. From his reaction so far, I guess he will spend many happy hours in that particular universe. If you want you children to grow up to be geeks …

A Resistance X-Wing on my Table

Did you also play with polystyrene foam planes when you were a child? I mean things like this: Well, I had hours and hours of fun with them and  now I have reached the next level in the evolution of polystyrene foam aviation. Behold, a massive Star Wars The Force Awakens …

My Son's Steampunk Artwork

The other day, my son, who only recently celebrated his third birthday, came to me, handed me his magic drawing board with a little picture he had just drawn on it and declared: „This is a Steampunk!“ with all the dignity and pride only a little boy can muster. This …

Featured Book: Steampunk Softies

Steampunk is pushing into more and more areas. While crafting has long been a pillar of community activities, I have thus far encountered little regarding toys. Maybe because comparatively few of us actually have children or children who still want toys. Anyway, I hold in my hands a book which …

Vintage Cars for Kids

This was truely a lucky find. I was just browsing the ætherweb in general and came across a blog which featured an article about something wonderful: A Vintage Car for Kids! The cap and goggles are actual equipment provided by the company. Yes, once again it is all about add-on …

Thank Gods for Military Dieselpunk Gear

Thank the Gods (especially Cthulhu) for Army Surplus stores, seriously. Most of the stuff you get there is durable and reasonably priced. With a little looking around and the right combination you can get quite the Dielsepunk look. Most of the stuff is machine-washable and dries reasonably quickly. The third …